The new Mug and Meralda book, Every Wind of Change, will be released on Wednesday, June 27.
The first release will be for the ebook on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. The print release will be soon after (probably the first week of July).
I know it's been a long time coming, and I hope fans of the Mug and Meralda series will forgive the wait.
I thank you all for your help during the cover teases. I do have a final cover, but I'll save it for the release.
I hope you'll like this entry into the series. It's a bit of a departure from the others in several respects. Mug has a job as a newspaper columnist. Meralda has grown into her position as Royal Thaumaturge. The Realms are still at peace -- until a message from the sky upends everything.
There's a major new character as well. If you've ever wondered about Meralda's childhood, well, those questions will be answered.
Mainly, I hope it's a lot of fun to read. My Markhat books go into some dark places. I try to keep a lighter tone in the Mug and Meralda books, although this one steps into shadows from time to time as well.
Every Wind of Change will be priced at $2.99. I think that's a fair price for a full-length novel if one is not Stephen King, and despite my numerous attempts at crossroads bargains with Faustian devils I am still not Stephen King.
With Every Wind of Change done, I'll resume work on the new Markhat immediately. Since it's well underway, I should be announcing a release date for it too about the time the summer heat takes on a hint of autumn.
And now -- rejected tag lines for Every Wind of Change!
1) In space, no one can hear your dialog tags.
2) We're going to need a bigger steam-powered airship.
3) To boldly go where no one has made tea and argued over waistcoats before.
4) Almost entirely dissimilar to The Return of the King.
5) Nominated for five Academy Awards and recipient of the AutoZone 'Windshield Wiper of the Year' award.
So that's the news! Spread the word. Paint it on a subway train. Proclaim it from the highest tower, or at the Customer Service desk at Target. I'm not picky.